Ecology seeks to explain how organisms respond to all aspects of their environment, including physical and chemical conditions and other individuals of the same or different species..
Analytical and critical thinking - Design experiments; develop theories; Synthesize complex information; Creative thinking; problem solving skills; decision making skills
Oral and written communication skills- presenting and communicating technical and scientific data and ideas clearly and articulately to both the scientific and non-scientific communities using current technology; Scientific and technical writing; Memorize large amounts of information
Organization and attention to detail- Independent worker, ability to meet deadlines; Inspect specimens; demonstrate precision and accuracy in data collection and observation; Data, time and resource management;
Research- Analyze and evaluate information; Interpretation of trends from results; gather and access data
Interpersonal- Working in a team; Oversee, supervise and contribute to a project
Technical- Perform laboratory procedures; Dissect preserved or euthanized specimens; Observe and make measurements on organisms; Administration of biological tests; Collect and preserve field organisms
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.